Westtoer uses MediaHaven as their backbone

Westtoer uses the MediaHaven cloud solution as a central repository that supports their media delivery workflows.

Short intro

Westtoer is an autonomous organization responsible for promoting tourism in the West Flanders region.

The challenge

Before using MediaHaven, Westtoer already had a Media Asset Management platform in place. A smooth migration of the existing media content and the accompanying metadata was critical. Also within their day-to-day operations Westtoer uses multiple third party applications, it was essential that the new solution could be integrated within the existing architecture.

The Solution

Our metadata specialist team, assisted Westtoer with the migration of their existing content and metadata. We configured a metadata translation in order to convert the data from their existing solution towards MediaHaven through the use of XML files.

A proficient integration with third party applications allows Westtoer to use their content in multiple ways. For instance the rest-api has been used to integrate with mobile applications. And the drupal plugin allows the web developers of Westtoer to use media content within their websites. Finally Westtoer uses the MediaHaven web interface to share content with both internal and external users.

The Benefits

Westtoer now has one central repository that allows the communication department to search content and directly imbed content in websites and third party applications. Further they can easily share files with both internal and external users. Since MediaHaven has been installed collaboration has increased and the reuse of content has doubled, resulting in major time gains.

MediaHaven client - Westtoer
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We can now easily share our historic and press archives.

MediaHaven allows us, as a museum and documentation center, to share our historic and press archives. Not only does this speed up our workflow internally, the general public can now easily browse this content.

Dorien Styven
Collection Manager
Kazerne Dossin

MediaHaven offers a lot of possibilities by default and is highly adaptable.

As a service provider with more than 130 separate archives, the multi tenant aspect in particular is a key feature for us.

Nico Verplancke
Nico Verplancke
Director
VIAA